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Transitional organic certification for US farmers

A new transitional certification programme for products from farmers who are in the process of becoming organic has been launched in the US. Using standards developed by Organic Trade Association (OTA), the National Certified Transitional Program (NCTP) will provide certification and oversight to producers who are in transition to organic. It is expected that this […]

January 20, 2017 Continue Reading

US study shows ‘healthy food’ is sometimes worse for the environment

A study by US researchers shows that ‘healthy foods’ – including certain fruit and vegetables – may sometimes be more damaging to the environment than meat. The research team, from Carnegie Mellon University set out to study the food supply chain to determine how the obesity epidemic in the US was affecting the environment. The […]

December 27, 2015 Continue Reading
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Beauty Bites

Australian make-up brand Eye of Horus has launched the Brow Define to add shape, colour and definition to eyebrows. On one end of the pencil is a twist-up nib that deposits the wax-based product; the other end has a handy brush that helps you blend the colour. Enriched with castor oil, it is available in […]

April 10, 2015 Continue Reading
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Teatulia pours out to UK independents

Following its UK launch into Holland & Barrett in July, the Teatulia brand of organic tea has now been rolled out across the independent health food trade. Grown in a single organic garden in northern Bangladesh, Teatulia organic teas come in five flavours: naturally caffeine-free Lemongrass; Tulsi, a black tea blend with full bodied spiciness; […]

October 23, 2014 Continue Reading
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US organic companies and farm groups want controversial GM crop trials halted

More than 150 businesses and organisations – including leading organic brands Amy’s Kitchen and Clif Bar – want the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to halt controversial trials of genetically modified crops. The group has written to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to express concern over the discovery this summer of unapproved genetically engineered wheat in […]

September 18, 2013 Continue Reading
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